My goals for this school year are:
1). Manage caseload of students for individual counseling- see students at least every other week
2). Group counseling groups based on needs assessment-at least two groups
3). Large counseling lessons on a as needed bases-at request from teacher (study skills, organization, time management, bullying, conflict, etc.)
4). Minute-Meetings at least twice a year-this way I get to touch base with all of the students on my caseload.
5). Coffee with the Counselor- for parents/guardians to get acquainted with me and the counseling program. I would like to do this twice a semester.
6). Career Cafe- A supplement to the annual Career Day
I always wonder how other high school counselors manage individual and group counseling. A need every year is meeting with students who are failing their courses. I still would like to meet with them individually, but would like to also meet with them in a large group in order to address more students at one time. Ideally, I would like these students to be partnered with a buddy.
Also, this year I am going to focus on personal/social concerns based on self, teacher and parent referrals. I have built rapport with many students and will continue counseling for them.